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Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: libexecdir/datadir used incorrectly
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 17:08:49 +0200

> From: "Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 10:19:42 +0100
> So that "configure --datadir=FOO" and "make datadir=FOO install"
> behave differently?

I don't have any problem with that.  All I need is to know what each
command does.

> I don't know about you, but it sure makes it easier to predict where
> gawk and any other program that follows the GCS installs their
> files...

Predicting where Gawk puts its data files is important, but what is
IMHO more important is being able to know that all versions of Gawk,
including past ones, will install the files in the same place, so that
they could be uninstalled when I install a new version.  It is also
important to know that I can move a certain /usr/local tree in one
piece to another place, and still have a working system.

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